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Sebastian Priller-Riegele of Brauhaus Riegele "Seven Centuries of Brewing Tradition Meet Modernity"(November 15) - Germany's Brauhaus Riegele holds the distinction as one of the world's oldest businesses, tracing its operations back to 1386. At 631 years of age, its brewing tradition is older than the Reinheitsgebot, which celebrated its 500th anniversary last year. Complete Story

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Creature Comforts to Release Dayspring Grisette
(November 15) - Creature Comforts Brewing Company will release DaySpring, a grisette made with local wheat, in late November. The beer will be available in 750-mL bottles to purchase onsite at the brewery. Complete Story
Pabst Moves Into Spirits with Launch of Not Your Father’s Bourbon
(November 14) - In a move toward diversifying its portfolio, Pabst Brewing Company today announced a foray into the crafts spirits space with the launch of Not Your Father’s Bourbon. Complete Story
Don’t Miss This: Wyndridge’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Release Party
(November 14) - Wyndridge Farm is consistently putting out some of the best craft cider, soda and beer in the area—and its next release is no different. Join Wyndridge Farm for a happy hour to celebrate the release of its Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout on Tuesday, November 21, from 4–6 p.m. Complete Story
New Holland Releases 20% ABV Strong Ale To Commemorate 20th Anniversary
(November 13) - New Holland Brewing Co. of Holland, Michigan recently announced the release of their new 20th Anniversay Ale, a whopping 20% ABV rum barrel-aged strong ale with limited distribution. Complete Story
The Definitive Guide to New York City's Booming Brewery Scene
(November 13) - Forget skyscrapers and yellow cabs. Since the mid 2000s, New York’s brewery scene has exploded, making craft beers an integral part of the city landscape. Now there’s a beer lover’s New York. Complete Story
Budweiser's Ex-Marketing Chief Sees Weed as New Craft Beer
(November 13) - “This bud’s for you” has taken on a whole new meaning for Chris Burggraeve. The former chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the brewer of Budweiser beer, is moving from barley and hops to cannabis as the alcohol industry casts its sights on the burgeoning market for state-sanctioned marijuana. Complete Story
Bousa Brewing Co. Opens Doors in Miami’s Little River District
(November 13) - Bousa Brewing Company, the newest craft brewery in South Florida and Little River District’s first independent brewery, will celebrate the official grand opening of their taproom on Friday, November 10, starting at 7pm. Complete Story
New Belgium Brewing’s Imperial Frambozen Returns with a Cocoa Twist
(November 13) - New Belgium Brewing’s Imperial Frambozen makes its return, just in time for the holidays. Also debuting this month is a Blend Like a Brewer variety pack that encourages beer connoisseurs to mix New Belgium favorites together in creative ways; Belgian Reserve Honey Orange Tripel, a Golden Strong Ale; and the latest Voodoo Ranger Special Release, Red IPA. Complete Story
Craft Beer Fans Give New Life to 100-Year-Old Barley
(November 8) - A batch of barley that lay forgotten for almost 100 years in storage at farm in Portland, Oregon, has found new life - thanks to booming demand for craft beer.“We have had retired farmers step forward and say ‘I’ve had this stored for years,’ and we can go back and trace what it is by DNA,” GrainCorp Chief Executive Officer Mark Palmquist said. Complete Story
'Labor of love:' Church turned brewery in Grand Ledge, Michigan set to open
(November 8) - It's taken Ben Huston and his brother Ed Huston two years and nearly $400,000 to turn the vacant building, which until three years ago housed Grand Ledge City Hall and the city's police department, into BrickHaven Brewing Company. Complete Story
Fat Head's Brewery Canton, Middleburg Heights expansion projects moving along
(November 8) - Fat Head's Brewery's simultaneous expansion projects are moving along at a good clip, said the brewery's Matt Cole. Fat Head's - which is in the midst of an ambitious project off Interstate 71 in Middleburg Heights - also is "on track" to open a brewery, kitchen and taproom in the Belden Village area in Canton in mid-January, he said. Complete Story

Expansion planned at Crow Peak Brewery
(November 8) - A letter from Tom Wing, president of Crow Peak Properties, to the city of Spearfish on Oct. 3, explains that Crow Peak Properties owns the land and buildings in which Crow Peak Brewing Co. operates at 125 W. Hwy. 14. The brewery opened in 2007 in the small red building across the parking lot from the current building that houses the taproom; the newest building opened in 2009. Complete Story
Why craft beer is a big, tough business
(November 7) - After 21 years of growth, veteran craft beer maker Shmaltz Brewing is still looking to grow and still facing the money obstacles younger brewers face. Shmaltz founder and CEO Jeremy Cowan last week hosted an evening event at his Clifton Park brewery with Upstate Capital Association of New York, which connects investors with companies seeking investments. Complete Story
Why craft beer is a big, tough business
(November 7) - Starting a Veteran’s Day tradition, TAPS Fish House & Brewery will release its award-winning “Silent Warrior” American strong ale on Nov. 11, with a significant portion of profits benefitting a military retreat in Virginia that helps combat veterans reintegrate into civilian life. Complete Story
Slope Style Red IPA - now available in cans!
(November 7) - The brewery initially launched Slope Style in 12 oz. bottles and draft in 2014, dubbing it a Winter IPA. Feeling that a can was the better vessel for this particular beer, the brewery decided to change it up this season and release it in six pack cans. They also changed the style descriptor from Winter IPA to Red IPA, as a better description of what’s inside. Complete Story
Recycled fizz: Lolo Peak Brewery introduces beer carbonated with its own byproduct
(November 6) -Brewers and craft beer drinkers looking to reduce their carbon footprint are in luck. Lolo Peak Brewery is set to become Montana’s first carbon-dioxide-recycling brewery — capturing the CO2 produced in the brewing process to carbonate and serve its beer. Complete Story
Sibling Revelry Brewing to double space in January expansion, add barrel-aged program
(November 6) - Sibling Revelry Brewing will double the total available space at its Westlake brewery, taproom and warehouse with the first of the year, allowing not only additional bar space but also a proper barrel-aging program. Complete Story
Tribus Beer Company is set to open in Milford, Connecticut
(November 6) - Tribus Beer Co. will go before Milford's Planning and Zoning Board in a public hearing on Wednesday night. The owners of Tribus are requesting a special exception to establish a brewery with a pub and patio at 100 Raton Drive, a 15,040 sq. ft. industrial warehouse on 2.28 acres of land off of Plains Road. Complete Story
Ranks of female head brewers show signs of growth in Maine
(November 5) - A customer walked into the Monhegan Brewing tasting room and started chatting with Mary Weber, who was working behind the counter. Weber talked about their brews, talked about the brewing process and answered the customer’s questions. Then Weber’s husband, Matt, walked into the tasting room and the customer said, “Oh, the brewer’s here.” Complete Story
Local brewery combats climate change to preserve craft beer
(November 5) - “Almost all U.S. hop production happens in the Pacific Northwest, a region with a historically mild and rainy climate. This year wildfires have sprung up throughout the PNW. If the strains of demand and poor climate continue to grow in severity, we might see smaller craft breweries struggle to find raw ingredients,” said Vincent Valentino, sustainability manager at Land-Grant Brewing in Columbus. Complete Story
Lone Star Brewery to be auctioned off at foreclosure sale
(November 4) - The 35-acre property’s owner, Lone Star Brewery Development Inc., defaulted on a $7.4 million loan to NCC Financial, an affiliate of Houston real estate investment firm Crown Financial, county property records show. The brewery, which was valued at $12.3 million this year by the Bexar Appraisal District, has been the subject of at least four failed revitalization projects since it shut down in 1996. Complete Story
Beer will soon flow in Folsom, CA from Red Bus Brewing
(November 4) - A new business is rolling into Folsom, and it plans to end the city’s production-brewery drought. Red Bus Brewing Co. is projected to open in early 2018 at 802A Reading St., according to owner Erik Schmid. Complete Story
Live 3 miles from Ballad Brewing? Craft beer delivery available
(November 3) - Ballad Brewing is launching a new service for its customers: home delivery of its craft beers. “We’re very excited about it,” Tim Meyers, the Danville brewery’s business operations manager, said. “We’ll be delivering bottles and Crowlers.” Complete Story
Constellation Brands acquires stake in world’s biggest cannabis producer
(November 2) - Constellation Brands is acquiring a 9.9 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, the world’s biggest cannabis producer. Canopy Growth confirmed in a press release Monday that the two companies will collaborate to “develop and market cannabis-based beverages”, which they hope will be able to be sold as adult-use products in markets where those products are federally legal.
Clown Shoes Beer Is Joining the Harpoon Family
(November 2) - . After many conversations, more than a few beers, and some great brainstorming, Harpoon Brewery is happy to announce that Clown Shoes Beer will be joining the Harpoon family!. Complete Story
New Mexico brewery sued over 'Route 66' in its name
(November 2) - A New Mexico brewery that uses Route 66 in its name faces a lawsuit from a European company that says it owns the beer sales and marketing trademark for the famed American highway. Complete Story
BrewDog has combined with an environmental charity to launch a beer aimed at raising awareness of climate change
(November 1) - BrewDog’s Make Earth Great Again contains ingredients sourced from areas affected by global warming, including water from melting Arctic glaciers and endangered Arctic cloudberries, the Press Association reported. Complete Story
Founders makes it official, CBS is coming in December!
(November 1) - After months of speculation, rumors and hints, Founders Brewing Co. has officially announced that CBS—better known as Canadian Breakfast Stout—will be the final Barrel-Aged Series entry for 2017. As with previous incarnations, the imperial stout is brewed with chocolate and a blend of coffees before being aged for over a year in spent bourbon barrels that were most recently aging maple syrup. Complete Story
Corey Bellemore Breaks Beer Mile World Record Again
(November 1) - Canadian Corey Bellemore broke his own world record in the beer mile by one second on Saturday night, lowering the four laps, four beers standard from 4:34.35 to 4:33.6. The race was held during halftime at a professional soccer match in California between the San Francisco Deltas and Jacksonville Armada. Complete Story
Sam Adams Announces 10th Edition of Utopias
(October 30) - The brewers at Samuel Adams today announced the 10th release of Samuel Adams Utopias, the craft beer community’s most renowned and sought-after extreme barrel-aged beer. While Sam Adams pioneered the practice of barrel-aging, now a mainstay for American craft brewers, the brewers continually push the brewing and barrel-aging limit with proprietary brewing techniques to create Utopias, a beer unlike any other in the U.S. To create this year’s one-of-a-kind vintage. Complete Story
These craft beer and candy pairings will spice up your Halloween
(October 30) - In celebration of Halloween, Saugatuck Brewing Company decided to pair some of its most popular beers with favorite Halloween candies. The idea was formed by the West Michigan brewery's marketing department shortly after Halloween 2016. Complete Story
CNN Names St-Feuillien One of the Top Belgian Breweries to Visit
(October 30) - “We were very honored to find the Brasserie St-Feuillien in this selection,” Hensenne continued, “and to be the only brewery from Wallonia (the French speaking region of Belgium). We’re only 30 minutes from Brussels, but it’s worth the detour. We have so much to offer, and we’re always happy to share our history, culture and gastronomy!” Complete Story

Registration Opens For 2018 World Beer Cup
(October 29) - Brewery applications for the 2018 World Beer Cup will begin on Tuesday, October 31. Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is the most prestigious beer competition in the world and is held every two years in conjunction with the annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®. Complete Story
New York state's craft beer, wine and spirits boom
(October 25) - You've probably heard by now that the craft beverage industry -- the business of making alcoholic beverages -- is booming across New York state. It seems every day or so brings news of a new brewery, winery, distillery or even hard cider maker. Complete Story

New Belgium Brewing & Colorado State University Team Up to Help Family in Need
(October 25) - On Thursday, October 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. friends, family, and Fort Collins community members will come together to raise money for a CSU Ram family in need. Hosted by New Belgium Brewing and Colorado State University at the New Belgium Porch at CSU’s football stadium. Complete Story
Black Star Line Brewing opens black-owned brewery in Hendersonville, NC
(October 25) - Black Star Line's beer is the mission of the brewery made manifest in a glass. It stirs awareness of a life made to suit one group. It helps facilitate a conversation about stereotypes. Can a beer really do all that? L.A. McCrae thinks so. McCrae's new Black Star Line, Western North Carolina's first black-owned brewery, is coming together at the former site of Basic Brewing in Hendersonville. Complete Story
Guinness brewery 'test taproom' to open Friday in Baltimore County
(October 25) - Guinness continues to build its first U.S. brewing operation since the 1950s in Relay, the famous beer-maker will open a nearby temporary taproom to the public on Friday. Complete Story

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Small Brewer Tax Reform Reaches Major Milestone(October 24) - The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 236), legislation championed by the Brewers Association, that would lower federal excise taxes for small craft brewers recently added its 51st and 52nd co-sponsors in the Senate, giving the bill the support of more than 50 percent of the United States Congress. Complete Story
Craft beer boom in Britain, 300 new breweries launched last year
(October 24) - According to a report by accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young, the number of breweries in Britain has broken the 2,000 barrier mark for the first time since the 1930s. The number of new breweries has risen by 18% in 2016 to 1,994, taking growth over the past five years to 64%. Complete Story



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